Taylor reached the last 48 of a ranking event for the first time at the 2015 Australian Goldfields Open. He won three matches before being denied a trip Down Under by a narrow 5-4 defeat against Mark King.
Taylor earned a place on snooker’s main tour for the first time thanks to his results in the PTC series in 2012/13.
The player nicknamed the Albino Assassin, used to work at a police station in Birkenhead, studying CCTV footage. He is known on the circuit for his brilliant impressions of players such as Graeme Dott and Joe Swail.